On July 22, Friends for Justice Philly, in conjunction with Landmark Theaters, Blues Babe Foundation, and Councilman David Oh’s Black Film Advisory Committee, hosted a special screening of Fruitvale Station followed by a brief, in-theater panel discussion with some of the Delaware Valley’s most prominent and dedicated community activists.
Check out the recap video for our special screening of Fruitvale Station below
Friends for Justice Philly is a group of young activists dedicated toward providing real solutions for many of today’s pressing issues that disproportionately affect the black community. Check out the Friends for Justice Philly website for more information regarding the organizations and young people involved and to keep up with our upcoming events. We believe that it is time to stop talking about the problems and start doing. Collectively we will create, develop and execute programs that will help to educate, inform, and progress our community.
We are currently working on #nextsteps to inform our community of legal rights and legislation that can have an impact on their lives. Stay tuned for the “Know Your Rights Series.
Remember to Like “Friends For Justice Philly” on Facebook.
***SPECIAL SCREENING: FRUITVALE STATION***
implications. impact. opportunity.
FRUITVALE STATION chronicles the true story of the last 24 hours of Oscar Grant’s life – a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who was fatally shot by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California.
In the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009 on the platform of the Fruitvale BART Station, Grant was lying down, handcuffed and unarmed at the time of the shooting. Grant’s case sparked outrage in the community and raised questions of police brutality and racial profiling.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
In conjunction with Landmark Theaters, Blues Babe Foundation, and Councilman David Oh’s Black Film Advisory Committee, Tabb Management & FRIENDS will host a special screening of Fruitvale Station on Monday, July 22 at 6:35pm followed by a brief, in-theater panel discussion with some of the Delaware Valley’s most prominent and dedicated community activists:
Michael Coard – Attorney
Conrad Moore – Anti-Oppression Lecturer
Wanda Darden – Program Coordinator
The purpose of the panel is to urge the community to rally together at this critical socio-historic moment around issues the movie raises. The brief discussion will include Fruitvale Station’s implications, impact and opportunity as a springboard for community partnerships and positive change.
The Mission and Community Leadership Institute
A Youth Conference for Change
To End Violence and Rebuild our Communities, Schools, and Homes
Saturday, January 26, 2013
12Noon – 4pm
Mr. Eugene Schneeberg, Director Center for Faith-Based Neighborhood
Partnerships for the U.S. Department of Justice
Isam Keith Smith – The Mission
Traci Burns Attorney at Law
Ted Sutton – HBO Show: The Wire
Devon Starshooterz Walls – Artist Warehouse
Representative from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
For more information contact:
Darren Laws 484-832-1582 or Rev. Richard Dalton 404-936-6395
Mic Check 1-Two! has joined the organizers of the Inter-Communal Give Back this year. On December 21st there will be a community feast, free concert, clothing and food drive. We are kicking off the clothing drive – bring formal wear too for our 2013 Prom Drive – on November 6th at some Philadelphia polling places. Last year we fed and clothed almost 400 people at Haddington Recreation Center in West Philadelphia, this year we hope to reach between 500 and 700.
Voters and community members please bring gently used clothing of all types and sizes to the following polling locations and local businesses on November 6, 2012. Donation Drop Boxes will be on-site for clothing receipt.
The Hair Business unisex salon – 1803 N. 54th street (54th & Montgomery) – West Philadelphia
Boys Latin School – 5501 Cedar ave.
Greenfield Elementary School – 22nd and Chestnut
John C. Anderson Cultural Center – 5301 Overbrook ave.
Providence of Grace Church – 1950 w. Rockland st.
Paschalville Library – 7212 Woodland ave.
Perfect Smile Dental – 5737 n. Broad st.
Perfect Smile Dental – 1575 n. 52nd st.
Look for the Donation Drop Box.
Standing Your Ground or Standing Around?:
What WE Can Do About Violence, Injustice & Race Relations in America
Hosted by: Saint Joseph’s University
Saturday March 31, 2012
Saint Joseph’s University
Registration is REQUIRED
St. Joseph’s University 1st Annual Women of Color Conference
Empowerment & Leadership: Moving through the Transitions of our Lives
SESSION: Is It Reality? Women of Color in the Entertainment Industry
The second installment of our, now series, on the Portrayal of the African American Woman in the Entertainment Industry.We began hosting panel discussions after realizing there are very few platforms in the African American community and among our peers to discuss issues that are relevant to us.
Mic Check 1-Two!’s PROM DRESS DRIVE
On MARCH 10, 2012, Mic Check 1-Two! held a Prom Dress Drive for young girls in their senior year of high school who weren’t financially able to buy a prom dress. We wanted to make sure these ladies knew that they were queens and deserved to be treated accordingly! Check out the highlight video below from our Prom Dress Drive and view the information about our next drive below the cut.
OUR NEXT Prom Dress Drive is SATURDAY APRIL 21, 2012 (12-3pm) at The Dreaming Building, 618 N. Front St., Philadelphia, PA 19123 IF YOU KNOW A YOUNG GIRL THAT MAY BE IN NEED OF A PROM DRESS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO CREATINGDIALOGUE@GMAIL.COM TO REGISTER HER FOR THE PROM DRESS DRIVE. PLEASE INCLUDE: HER NAME, SCHOOL, DRESS SIZE AND CONTACT INFORMATION (please specify the best way to reach her in this email) DO YOU HAVE A GOWN, DRESS, AND/OR SHOES THAT YOU KNOW YOU’LL NEVER WEAR AGAIN? WHY NOT DONATE THEM TO A YOUNG GIRL FOR HER SENIOR PROM? WANT TO DONATE A DRESS? EMAIL CREATINGDIALOGUE@GMAIL.COM WITH YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND WE’LL PICK THE DRESS UP FROM YOU!
THE MANel: MALE PERSPECTIVES ON LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS Friday March 2, 2012 7pm Doors 7:30-9:30pm St. Joseph’s University Campion Student Center – Forum Theater Hosted by Dedan Tolbert and Morgan Robertson of the Dedan Tolbert Show Come out to hear what our panelists really think about love & relationship and join in on the conversation, what are your thoughts about romantic relationships between men and women? Take a look at the questions these women have for the panelists at The MANel: http://youtu.be/OHgcxd3VZv8 The panelists are men of all ages who are married, single, divorced/re-married, and engaged. RSVP here —> http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2516589186/eorg
CHECK OUT THE HIGHLIGHT REEL FROM OUR PANEL DISCUSSION:
THE PORTRAYAL OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
This event was moderated by MSNBC contributor and Lehigh University Professor, Dr. James Braxton Peterson and 100.3, WRNB Philadelphia’s, Mid-day host, Mo’Shay Laren. The event was held at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA on December 9, 2011. View highlights from the panel below. http://youtu.be/Ad8R-SSABpk